US President-elect Joe Biden, his deputy Kamala Harris and incumbent President Donald Trump on Saturday prolonged Diwali greetings to these celebrating the competition of lights.
“To the hundreds of thousands of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Competition of Lights, @DrBiden and I ship our greatest needs for a #HappyDiwali. Could your new yr be full of hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak,” President-elect Biden tweeted.
To the hundreds of thousands of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating the Competition of Lights, @DrBiden and I ship our greatest needs for a #HappyDiwali. Could your new yr be full of hope, happiness, and prosperity. Sal Mubarak.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 14, 2020
Harris, who scripted historical past by turning into the primary Indian-American and Black lady Vice President within the US, prolonged greetings on the event of Diwali.
“Blissful Diwali and Sal Mubarak! @DouglasEmhoff and I want everybody celebrating world wide a secure, wholesome, and joyous new yr, Vice President-elect Harris tweeted.
Blissful Diwali and Sal Mubarak! @DouglasEmhoff and I want everybody celebrating world wide a secure, wholesome, and joyous new yr.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 14, 2020
In a joint assertion, Biden and Harris wished a contented Diwali to everybody celebrating the competition of lights throughout the US, India, and the world.
“Like so many cherished traditions in the course of the pandemic, we all know this yr’s Diwali and its symbolising of sunshine over darkness, data over ignorance, and empathy over apathy arrives with a deeper which means,” they mentioned.
“Our hearts exit to everybody who’s ushering on this new yr with the current lack of a cherished one, or who finds themselves fallen on onerous instances. Our prayers stay with everybody preventing the pandemic on the frontlines as a substitute of staying secure at house in prayer with their households. And, we all know the unhappiness of being aside on a day that really signifies the blessing of household and friendship,” they mentioned.
“However Diwali is finally a reminder of the sunshine that is inside us all to hope and dream, and to beat our variations and preserve the religion in one another. That is the sunshine we see shining on at the present time and that may information us by means of the darkness with data, science, fact, unity, and compassion, the joint assertion mentioned.
“And that is why as Diwali is widely known by way of video calls and whereas socially distanced this yr, we stay up for celebrating Diwali on the White Home subsequent yr – in particular person, along with you, and in a nation healed and united,” they mentioned.
President Trump, a Republican, who was defeated by Biden within the November three presidential election, shared an image of him lighting a lamp within the White Home together with Indian American members of his administration. ‘Blissful Diwali’ was written on the picture.
“Throughout this Competition of Lights, mates, neighbours, and family members take part fellowship to commemorate the religious triumph of excellent over evil, gentle over darkness, and data over ignorance. As diyas are lit all through properties, workplaces, communities, and locations of worship, their heat reminds us of the hope and devotion that religion and custom carry into our lives, Trump mentioned in his Diwali greetings.
“America is a deeply trustworthy nation, and I’m happy with my Administration’s work defending the constitutional proper of all People to reside and worship in keeping with their conscience. Wherever People gentle diyas to have a good time Diwali, our Nation shines vivid as a beacon of non secular liberty for all folks, he mentioned.
“This yr, we’re particularly reminded to cherish and provides thanks for the companionship of our family and friends. The First Girl and I want the hundreds of thousands of individuals in america and world wide observing Diwali a joyous celebration and affluent new beginnings, Trump mentioned.
Vice President Mike Pence greeted completely satisfied Diwali to all these celebrating the competition world wide.
Earlier, Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo additionally prolonged greetings on Diwali.
“Blissful Diwali to everybody celebrating the victory of sunshine over darkness. Could you could have a joyous Competition of Lights! tweeted Pompeo, who’s at present on a seven-nation tour to Europe and Center East.
“Blissful Diwali! We want everybody security and good well being as you have a good time Competition of Lights. Even when bodily aside from household and mates, might the spirit of the season carry pleasure and light-weight, mentioned South and Central Asia Bureau of the State Division.
“Sending heat needs to everybody celebrating the Competition of Lights as you commemorate this vacation by means of prayer, lighting diyas and lanterns, and feasts and different festivities. On behalf of the State Division, we want you a contented Diwali! mentioned Deputy Spokesman of the State Division Cale Brown.
The overarching theme of Diwali is a celebration of the victory of excellent over evil, gentle over darkness and data over ignorance, mentioned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in his Diwali greetings.
“Wishing you like and light-weight, from my house to yours-happy #Diwali!” mentioned Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in her Diwali greetings.
“As we open a brand new chapter after a important election, I can consider no higher time to name within the spirit of this Competition of Lights. Let it remind us that dharma-goodness, responsibility, righteousness-must at all times prevail, Jayapal mentioned. “As we name within the spirit of this Competition of Lights, allow us to proceed to oppose the forces of hate, racism, and xenophobia that search to divide us whereas additionally calling out injustice wherever we see it, she mentioned in one other tweet.